Aquatic Invasive Species Seminars in NY and VT
Next week, the Lake Champlain Basin Program will host two free seminars on aquatic invasive species focusing on emerging species of concern. With boat launch stewards conducting voluntary boat inspections at many Vermont and New York locations, the LCBP and its partners are concerned with other species that may be knocking on Lake Champlain’s shore. The public is invited to attend either of these free seminars scheduled for July 14th in NY and July 15th in VT to learn more. The program will include the following species and speakers:
Monoecious hydrilla – Dr. Mike Netherland, US Army Corps of Engineers
Starry stonewort – Paul Skawinski, University of Wisconsin
Quagga and zebra mussels, exploring treatment options – David Wong, Mass DEP
Spiny water flea – Dr. Tim Mihuc, Lake Champlain Research Institute
About the speakers: Dr. Mike Netherland, USACE, is one of the leading hydrilla experts in the country and will talk about hydrilla in the Northeast. Paul Skawinski is on a national starry stonewort research team and has provided expert advice on addressing this species, one of Vermont’s newest aquatic invasive species. David Wong has long worked on AIS spread prevention research and has helped guide decontamination initiatives for zebra and quagga mussels and many other species. Dr. Tim Mihuc is well known in the Lake Champlain Basin for his work at the Lake Champlain Research Institute and analysis of spiny water flea impacts to Lake Champlain.
The workshops will be held at the following locations:
Thursday, July 14th, Aquatic Invasive Species Seminar 9:30-4:00 p.m.
Tannery Pond Community Center
228 Main Street, North Creek, NY 12853
Friday, July 15th, Aquatic Invasive Species Seminar 9:30-4:00 p.m.
Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
60 Lake Street (Gallery Room), Burlington, VT 05401
The seminars are free and open to the public but please reserve a space by emailing Kathy Jarvis at the Lake Champlain Basin Program at email@example.com.
For further information about the workshops or invasive species impacting Lake Champlain, please contact Meg Modley, Aquatic Invasive Species Management Coordinator at the Lake Champlain Basin Program at (802) 372-3213 or check the LCBP website at http://www.lcbp.org/water-environment/. This workshop is funded by the US EPA with the support of Senator Leahy.